Shea Stollenwerk currently holds her bow with the help of an adaptive device
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art & Design professor Frankie Flood is helping a 10-year-old girl, born without fingers on her right hand, to play the viola. Shea Stollenwerk currently holds her bow with the help of an adaptive device, but has ambitions to perform with the help of a fully-functioning presthetic hand.
Flood and his group e-NABLE build colourful hands for children using a 3D-printer for around $25 each - just a fraction of the many thousands required to build a medical prosthetic. Shea is now able to pick up objects with her prosthetic and the company are working to enable the hand to hold a bow with a further adaptive device.
Watch Shea performing her viola and using her prosthetic hand below: